Another earthquake jolts Nepal
| Updated: May 12, 2015 3:00 PM IST
Published: May 12, 2015 1:47 PM IST | Updated: May 12, 2015 3:00 PM IST
Thousands of people across Nepal fled from their homes and offices after a strong earthquake shook buildings, reminding them of the horror of the April 25 trembler.
The earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter scale on Tuesday caused panic among the residents of Kathmandu, according to the witnesses. “It felt worse than the April earthquake,” said one of them.
As per the Indian Meteorological Department, the epicentre of the earthquake was in Nepal.Several people had yet again aseembled in parks and open spaces.
Though the epicentre was in Nepal, strong tremors were felt in the north and east of India, including Delhi, Srinagar, Amritsar, Guwahati, Lucknow and Jaipur. Metro services were promptly halted in Delhi as thousands of passengers were stranded.